Mexico Euzkadi ??????

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by barnyguey, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Howdy fellows Schwinn freaks! I've been researching and collecting Schwinn badges for the last several years.
    One of the really cool badges is a Euzkadi badge with Arnold Schwinn on it. I did end up with a couple of the badges, but still can't find a photo of a Schwinn bicycle with the badge. I did find out Euzkadi was a tire company that was a partner with B.F. Goodrich in a venture. I talked to a few people about it and one Question that came up was the two color variations. I always said I didn't know? It came to me out of the blue the other day! Maybe the Red, White & Blue model badge was for the U.S. flag and the orange & green model badge was for the Mexican flag.
    What do you think?
    EUZKADI 01.jpg us flag.jpg MEXICAN FLAG.jpg EUZKADI 01.JPG
     
    #1 barnyguey, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
    Adamtinkerer and FULLYLOADED like this.
  2. #2 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Anybody have a better photo of a Red, White & Blue Euzkadi badge? Thanks, Barry
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    7,273
    Likes Received:
    4,637
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    Just a silly question. Why would a USA made bike sold in the USA have a badge with Mexico on it? I'd assume that the red white and blue signifies it's a USA made bike but sold in Mexico. My El Pato cans say product of USA and they have a Mexican and American flag on it. :D
     
    pedal_junky, barnyguey and fordmike65 like this.
  4. #4 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I agree, That's what I was saying in a round about way. I guess it didn't come out good? Barry
     
    #4 barnyguey, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  5. #5 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I was also saying in a poor manner, the colors represented each countries flags.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    7,273
    Likes Received:
    4,637
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    I noticed that the red white and blue version has the bottom 1/3 of the badge embossed and the red and green is just inked. Would that indicate the embossed badge is the early (1st) version and the inked is the later version?
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  7. #7 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Good question, I've wondered that also. I also thought maybe different badge making outfits made them. I know there were lots of outfits making them around the country and maybe in Mexico for the ones sold there?
     
    #7 barnyguey, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  8. #8 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Hey Man! You don't happen have a better photo of the Red, White and Blue badge? Thanks, Barry
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    7,273
    Likes Received:
    4,637
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    I shirley don't, sorry.
     
  10. #10 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Shirley you jest! LOL
     
    GTs58 likes this.
  11. #11 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    251
    Location:
    redondo beach
    I’m going to guess Euzkadi badged Schwinn bikes, perhaps ?, were sold somewhere in Mexico at one time because of the Euzkadi Tire Company connection as Barry pointed out. There is nothing to prove this assumption unless there is related literature or a person involved with Euzkadi or Schwinn or Mexico from that time could elaborate on this.

    My OTHER guess is that these badges were a stash of leftover NOS badges that were not destined for bikes and are now scarce badges in the hobby.
    As far as color combinations, I wouldn’t read into symbolism and just chalk it up to another choice of color.
    Here is a pic of my Euzkadi badge.
    s

    5bc9490fc5611ff8f7c303dc9004ccd7.jpg
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  12. #12 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Thanks for the photo man! I always wanted a clearer photo. Happy New Year! Barry

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk
     
  13. #13 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    These are three I have. I would only cut loose of one for a Red, White and Blue one, in the same kind shape as mine.
    EUZKADI 01.JPG EUZKADI 02.JPG EUZKADI 03.JPG
     
  14. #14 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I know one thing for sure! If I was going to pick colors, it for sure wouldn't be that ugly green and orange combo. The other color combo looks way better!
     
  15. #15 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I like how Euzkadi is printed on one badge and the other has Euzkadi written in brass raised letters. Same with the other wording.
     
  16. #16 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    251
    Location:
    redondo beach
  17. #17 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    LOL I don't blame you! Barry
     
  18. #18 Posted Jan 6, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Howdy fellows Schwinn freaks! I've been researching and collecting Schwinn badges for the last several years.
    One of the really cool badges is a Euzkadi badge with Arnold Schwinn on it. I did end up with a couple of the badges, but still can't find a photo of a Schwinn bicycle with the badge. I did find out Euzkadi was a tire company that was a partner with B.F. Goodrich in a venture. I talked to a few people about it and one Question that came up was the two color variations. I always said I didn't know? It came to me out of the blue the other day! Maybe the Red, White & Blue model badge was for the U.S. flag and the orange & green model badge was for the Mexican flag.
    What do you think?
    euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg us-flag-jpg.jpg mexican-flag-jpg.jpg euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg
     
  19. #19 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Any photos of a Euzkadi bike out there?
    euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg
     
  20. #20 Posted Jan 14, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho